Publications

AIFS produces a number of publications relating to our research throughout the year. These include research papers and reports, facts sheets, commissioned reports and submissions. We also publish our peer-reviewed journal Family Matters twice a year.

All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.

See also publications from  Growing Up in Australia .

Age of consent laws

Age of consent laws

CFCA Resource Sheet— April 2016

Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia

Assessing the effectiveness of school-based sexual abuse prevention programs

by Kerryann Walsh, Karen Zwi, Susan Woolfenden and Aron Shlonsky
Family Matters No. 97

This article highlights the importance of systematic reviews for research synthesis, with the strength of this approach demonstrated through the authors’ recent Cochrane review into the effectiveness of school-based programs for the prevention of child sexual abuse. It describes the features of evaluation studies and the differences between systematic reviews and more traditional literature reviews, before summarising the findings of their recent Cochrane review.

Welfare conditionality as a child protection tool

by Kelly Hand, Ilan Katz, Matthew Gray and Rob Bray
Family Matters No. 97

In the Northern Territory, child protection case workers can call for families to be subject to “Child Protection Income Management” if they believe this form of conditional welfare will improve child outcomes. This article summarises a recent research study into its use and effectiveness. The article describes the aims and methodology of the study, how the Child Protection Income Management scheme operates, the characteristics of families referred to the scheme, referrals to other support services and interventions, and the views of caseworkers on its effectiveness.

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